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Microsoft Refreshes its ‘Skype For Web’ For Users on Chrome, Edge Browsers

However, Microsoft plans to roll out the refreshed "Skype for Web" to other browsers such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera which currently do not support the version

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Microsoft has refreshed its video call and messaging platform “Skype for Web” for users operating Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

The revamped Skype version comes with features like HD video calling, call recording, notifications panel and chat media gallery, the Skype team said via a blog post on Thursday.

The refreshed Skype version also comes with a WhatsApp-like “Find within conversations” option to allow users to find specific messages in conversation by typing the word or phrase they want to find in the search box.

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FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

The updated version is now available on machines running Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra and later versions.

“Attempting to access ‘Skype for Web’ with another browser generates a ‘Browser not supported’ error message,” The Verge reported.

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However, Microsoft plans to roll out the refreshed “Skype for Web” to other browsers such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera which currently do not support the version. (IANS)

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Microsoft Interns Make English Learning App

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Eight interns from Microsoft’s Garage Intern Team have developed an Android app – Read My World – for people willing to learn the English language.

The app requires and allows users to take a photo to identify an object from a library of over 1,500 vocabulary words, the company wrote in a blog-post on Thursday.

Using syllabification and text-to-speech features, the user can hear and see the spelling of the object as a vocabulary word, then add it to a personal dictionary for practice later.

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The app would let users see the spelling and hear the phonetic pronunciation of identified vocab words.

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Read My World would also give users the option to save photos with corresponding identified word to a personal dictionary for later reference.

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words. (IANS)